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Shoprite has reported sales growth of 3% in the first quarter of 2021, a performance that was heavily impacted by restrictions on its business in South Africa due to COVID-19. The results were a marked slowdown on its performance in the same quarter in 2019, when sales grew by 7.3%.

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As Shoprite confirms its full year results and its exit from Kenya, SPAR South Africa evolves its management team and Massmart adapts its range, we round up news from the country. Shoprite enjoys growth at home… As it confirmed its full year results, Shoprite reported its sales rose 6.4% to ZAR156.9 bn (US$9.3 bn), with its trading profit increasing by 10.4% to ZAR8.3 bn (US$494.6m). It sai...
South Africa-based Shoprite saw sales in the 52 weeks to 28 June 2020 rise 6.4% to ZAR156.9 bn (US$8.9 bn), with like-for-like sales up 4.4%. The retailer’s performance was driven by its home market, where sales were up by 8.7%, aided by a strong second half of the financial year. The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on its results was underlined by Shoprite reporting that basket sizes grew 18.4%...
Pick n Pay and Shoprite have announced they have agreed to drop exclusivity clauses in shopping mall leases with immediate effect. The retailers were suggested to be using the clauses to limit opportunities for small and speciality retailers. They have both have said they will also roll back the effects of the clauses on other businesses over time. Announcement follows 2019 Grocery Retail Mark...

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